Washington Free Beacon
February 19, 2018
CNN host Brian Stelter fretted Sunday that a Fox News host would be critical of his guest’s comparison of Russian meddling efforts in the U.S. election to Pearl Harbor after she made the reference on his program.
The hot topic on “Reliable Sources” Sunday was the handing down of 13 indictments of Russian nationals on Friday for illegal “information warfare” efforts through social media trolling, identity theft and other malfeasances as part of a systematic effort by the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 election.
President Donald Trump has downplayed and even denied in the past that Russians meddled in the election and has called the notion his campaign colluded with the Kremlin a “hoax.” The White House said the indictments—which did not implicate any Americans—showed there was “no collusion.”
Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty criticized Trump and his allies for talking about what was not in the indictments rather than address the Russian efforts to interfere in American politics. Trump tweeted Sunday “they are laughing their asses off in Moscow” at the Russia investigation.
This article was posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:47 am